Are you ready to fuel up with the most delicious breakfast possible? If so, you’ll love these Breakfast Burrito Bowls! They’re a low-carb version of the classic breakfast burritos that are popular in Southern California. These bowls are loaded with crispy Yukon gold potatoes, smoky bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, and black beans. Plus, you can customize them with your preferred toppings like avocado, pico de gallo, and Cotija cheese.
One of my favorite things about living in Southern California is the breakfast burritos. They're a staple at the local taco shops and I crave them all the time. That's why I created these Breakfast Burrito Bowls - so I could enjoy all my favorite breakfast burrito ingredients without the high amounts of carbohydrates.
Not only is this dish delicious but it's also packed with nutrients to fuel your day. With protein from the eggs and black beans, fiber from the potatoes, and toppings like avocado and pico de gallo, this breakfast bowl will keep you satisfied and energized.
And if you want to make them even more amazing, check out my recipe for How To Make Guacamole And Pico De Gallo From Scratch. They’re the perfect complement to these bowls. For a Sunday brunch vibe, you can also add a Michelada or Spicy Margarita to your meal!
- 🍳Ingredients for the Perfect Breakfast Burrito Bowl
- 🔪Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Breakfast Burrito Bowl
- 🥬 Mix it Up - Ingredient Substitutions for Your Breakfast Burrito Bowl
- 🌶Customize Your Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Delicious Toppings and Variations
- 🍽Get Your Kitchen Ready: Essential Equipment for Making Breakfast Burrito Bowls
- 🥣Storage: How to Keep Your Breakfast Burrito Bowls Fresh
- 💭Top tip
- 📖 FAQ
- 🥞Other Breakfast Favorites to Try
- 🍹What to Serve with Breakfast Burrito Bowls
- Breakfast Burrito Bowls
- 🌡️Food safety
🍳Ingredients for the Perfect Breakfast Burrito Bowl
Each ingredient was chosen to create a balanced and flavorful breakfast burrito bowl that will keep you feeling full and energized all morning. Here are the main components of this dish and why they’re so amazing:
- Yukon Gold Potatoes: I used Yukon Gold potatoes for this recipe because they have a crispy and delicious texture that makes the dish more satisfying and filling. Plus, they’re an excellent source of potassium and vitamin C, which are essential for maintaining healthy muscles and a strong immune system.
- Eggs and Bacon: These classic breakfast ingredients are a must-have for any breakfast burrito bowl. Not only do they provide protein to fuel your day, but they also create a perfect harmony of taste and texture. The smoky flavor of the bacon complements the fluffiness of the eggs, making every bite a delight.
- Black Beans: These beans add a fantastic taste to the dish, but they're also an excellent source of fiber and protein, keeping you feeling full and satisfied for longer periods.
- Taco Seasoning: To add a depth of flavor and spice to the dish. This seasoning mix will make your taste buds sing and bring a little fiesta to your breakfast bowl. And don't forget the salt and pepper; they're essential for bringing out the best flavors in all the ingredients.
- Toppings: This is where you can customize your bowl to your heart’s content. I love adding creamy avocado, zesty pico de gallo, tangy Cotija cheese, and fresh green onions to my bowl. These toppings take the dish to the next level, adding a burst of flavor and a pop of color to my breakfast. Plus, who doesn’t love a little personalization in their meal?
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🔪Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Breakfast Burrito Bowl
I’m going to guide you through the step-by-step process of creating the perfect breakfast burrito bowl. From cooking the potatoes to assembling the final bowl, I’ve got you covered. Here are the main steps you need to follow:
Prep all of your vegetables first. Cut your Yukon Gold potatoes to your desired size. If you cut them smaller than quarters, just know they will cook faster.
Cook the bacon in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15-18 minutes, depending on how crispy you like it.
Scramble your eggs with a little bit of milk.
Cook the quartered potatoes, red bell peppers, and dark green onion parts.
Towards the end of the potatoes and bell pepper mixture being done, cook your beans on the stove in a small saucepan with some taco seasoning until warm.
Remove the cooked potatoes and bell pepper from the skillet. Using the same skillet, quickly cook your scrambled eggs.
Helpful Hint: Don’t be afraid to mix it up and add your own spin to this breakfast burrito bowl! Swap out the bacon for turkey sausage, or try adding in some asparagus or onions for extra veggies. You can also switch up the toppings to your liking - maybe some crispy tortilla strips or a dollop of sour cream? Have fun with it and make it your own! Just know that whatever you choose to add can change up the macros.
🥬 Mix it Up - Ingredient Substitutions for Your Breakfast Burrito Bowl
One of the best things about breakfast burrito bowls is that you can customize them to your liking. Here are some ingredient substitutions you can try in your breakfast burrito bowl for a fresh twist:
- Yukon Gold potatoes: Swap them for sweet potatoes or butternut squash for a sweeter and more colorful base.
- Bacon: Use vegetarian or vegan bacon instead to reduce the fat and calories or to make it plant-based.
- Scrambled Eggs: Replace them with tofu scramble for a vegan version that is high in protein and low in cholesterol.
- Black Beans: Try chickpeas instead for a different texture and flavor.
- Taco Seasoning: Make your own with spices like cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper to control the spice level and ingredients.
- Pico De Gallo: Add salsa or hot sauce instead for a spicier and saucier topping.
- Cotija Cheese: Sprinkle feta or queso fresco instead for a creamier and tangier cheese option.
- Garnish: Top with chopped cilantro or jalapeños for extra flavor and heat.
If you're looking for a Vegetarian-Friendly option you can also check out this recipe from Hello Spoonful for their Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Walnut Taco Meat.
🌶Customize Your Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Delicious Toppings and Variations
Take your breakfast burrito bowl to the next level by adding a variety of delicious toppings and customizing the recipe with some fun variations.
- Veggie Burrito Bowl: Omit the bacon and add in more veggies like sautéed bell peppers, onions, and zucchini for a vegetarian option.
- Chorizo Burrito Bowl: Swap the bacon for spicy chorizo for a Mexican-inspired twist.
- Sweet Potato Burrito Bowl: Swap the Yukon Gold potatoes for cubed sweet potatoes and add some cinnamon for a sweet and savory flavor combo.
- Tofu Scramble Burrito Bowl: Swap the scrambled eggs for crumbled tofu seasoned with taco seasoning for a vegan option.
- Breakfast Taco Salad Bowl: Swap the potatoes for a bed of lettuce, and serve the remaining ingredients over the top for a breakfast taco salad.
🍽Get Your Kitchen Ready: Essential Equipment for Making Breakfast Burrito Bowls
To cook a delicious breakfast burrito bowl, you'll need a few key pieces of equipment:
- Skillet or frying pan: A skillet or frying pan is essential for cooking potatoes, bacon, and eggs to perfection. Be sure to choose a pan that's large enough to fit all the ingredients without overcrowding them. If you don't have a skillet, you can also use a griddle or a non-stick frying pan. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time and heat accordingly.
- Mixing bowl: You'll need a mixing bowl to whisk the eggs. A medium-sized bowl should be sufficient.
- Cutting board and knife: Since you'll need to chop toppings like avocado and green onions, make sure to have a cutting board and a sharp knife on hand.
- Spatula: A sturdy and heat-resistant spatula is necessary for flipping the potatoes and eggs as they cook in the skillet.
- Measuring cups and spoons: Accurate ingredient measurements are crucial for a perfect breakfast burrito bowl. Make sure to have measuring cups and spoons on hand to ensure the right amount of each ingredient is used.
- Saucepan: You will need one of these to cook the black beans. If you don't have one you can also microwave the beans in a microwave-safe dish.
🥣Storage: How to Keep Your Breakfast Burrito Bowls Fresh
Once you've made your delicious breakfast burrito bowls, you may find yourself with leftovers. Here's how to store them properly to keep them fresh and tasty:
- Refrigerate: Place any leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to let the bowls cool down to room temperature before storing them in the fridge.
- Reheat: When you're ready to eat your leftovers, simply reheat them in the microwave or on the stovetop. To prevent the eggs from becoming rubbery, reheat them separately from the other ingredients and add them back in at the end.
- Freeze: If you have more leftovers than you can eat within 3-4 days, you can freeze them for later. Transfer the bowls to a freezer-safe container and store them in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. When you're ready to eat them, let them thaw in the fridge overnight and then reheat them as usual.
To save time in the morning, you can prep the ingredients ahead of time. For example, you can chop the vegetables and cook the potatoes and bacon the night before. In the morning, all you'll have to do is reheat them and cook the eggs. This will help you get breakfast on the table quickly and easily.
The nutritional value of breakfast burrito bowls can vary depending on the ingredients used and how they're prepared. However, in general, they can be a healthy option when made with nutritious ingredients and balanced proportions.
Typical breakfast burrito bowls contain high-fiber and high-protein ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, beans, and sometimes rice or quinoa. These ingredients are rich in vitamins and minerals and can offer various health benefits such as improved digestion, regulated blood sugar levels, and muscle growth support.
Based on the recipe provided, each serving of this breakfast burrito bowl contains approximately 580-650 calories. However, the calorie count may vary based on the specific brands and amounts of ingredients used.
A breakfast burrito bowl is essentially a deconstructed version of a breakfast burrito, where the ingredients are served in a bowl instead of a tortilla. The purpose of this dish is to provide a nutritious and filling breakfast option that is easy to prepare and customize to individual preferences.
Serving the ingredients in a bowl allows for a wider variety of ingredients to be used, creating a more balanced and nutritious meal.
Don't forget to share your creations with me on Instagram! What are your go-to toppings for a breakfast burrito bowl? Have you tried any unique combinations that you'd recommend? Leave a comment below and let me know. Happy cooking!
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🍹What to Serve with Breakfast Burrito Bowls
These are my favorite drinks to serve with Breakfast Burrito Bowls:
Breakfast Burrito Bowls
- 2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil
- ½ Can Low Sodium Black Beans Drained & Rinsed
- 6 Yukon Gold Potatoes Quartered
- 4 slices of Bacon
- 4 eggs scrambled
- 2 tbsp. milk
- ½ Red Bell Pepper Diced
- 1 ½ tbsp. Taco seasoning
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 Avocado
- Pico De Gallo
- Green Onions Separate Light and dark green parts
- Lime Wedges
- Add avocado oil to a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot and glistening, add the diced gold potatoes and red bell peppers. Sprinkle with taco seasoning. Roast for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add the light green parts of the green onion and bacon pieces to the skillet and cook for another ten to twelve minutes.
- While the potatoes are cooking heat your black beans in a small saucepan over medium heat. I used pre-seasoned black beans. If you choose to use plain black beans you can add ½ tablespoon of taco seasoning while cooking. Heat until warmed.
- Once the potatoes and beans are done cooking add them to your serving dishes. In the same pan that you used to cook the potatoes add a small amount of Avocado Oil. Bring the temperature down to medium-low. Crack the eggs into a small dish before carefully adding them to the pan.
- Sprinkle the eggs with salt and pepper. Cook them until the whites are set about 1-2 minutes. Gently flip the eggs with a spatula and cook for an additional minute.
- Set cooked eggs on top of potatoes and beans.
- Garnish with avocado slices, fresh pico de gallo, crumbled cotija cheese, green onions, and a squeeze of lime juice.
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- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling any food.
- Make sure all ingredients are fresh and stored properly according to their specific requirements (e.g., potatoes in a cool, dry place, eggs in the refrigerator).
- Use separate cutting boards and utensils for raw meats and other ingredients to prevent cross-contamination.
- Refrigerate any leftover food promptly, and do not let it sit at room temperature for more than two hours (or one hour if the temperature is above 90°F).
- Thoroughly clean and sanitize all cooking surfaces and utensils after use to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria.